SDC Midlands Region: Brexit, Trump, Generation Rent – is this the decade of disruption?

By Bill Skidmore

In October we attended a joint meeting of the SDC Midlands Region and Nottingham Society of Technical Dyers. The speaker for this event was Charles Ross, a visiting lecturer and specialist in performance sportswear design and sustainability.

Before stating what the lecture was about, one must comment about the excellent attendance from both societies. It was really good to see a mixture and span from students to more mature members; there was at least one young student who had travelled down from Leeds University. The allocated room for the event was overflowing.

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Colour Scene Investigation: Colour in the Circular Economy

with thanks to Dr Cat Blackwell, SDC’s Education Manager

Huddersfield University design students investigated colour in the circular economy during a workshop with the SDC. The students examined different fabric samples in teams to find out where the fibres came from, how colour was applied, what the potential applications were for that sample, and how it fits in to a circular economy.

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